Photos: Assam floods affect nearly 40 lakh people and state’s wildlife

The flood situation in Assam continues to threaten life and property with around 40 lakh people estimated to be affected by floods in 27 of the state’s 33 districts. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, the inundation has so far claimed the lives of 76 people. The state’s wildlife sanctuaries, including the Kaziranga National Park have also been severely hit where 76 animals have died, while 121 others have been rescued. Over 3,000 villages are currently inundated and 1.3 lakh hectares worth of crops are estimated to have been damaged.

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Villagers cross a road submerged in water in the flood-affected area of Nagarbera in Assam on July 17. Nearly 40 lakh people in 27 of Assam’s 33 districts are affected by the deluge, an official bulletin said on July 16. (ANI)

Villagers cross a road submerged in water in the flood-affected area of Nagarbera in Assam on July 17. Nearly 40 lakh people in 27 of Assam’s 33 districts are affected by the deluge, an official bulletin said on July 16. (ANI)

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A flood affected family takes shelter on the roof of their partially submerged house in Morigaon district, Assam on July 16. The total number of people killed in flood related incidents in the state this year has gone up to 102. While 76 people have died due to the deluge, 26 others have been killed in landslides, PTI reported. (Anupam Nath / AP)

A flood affected family takes shelter on the roof of their partially submerged house in Morigaon district, Assam on July 16. The total number of people killed in flood related incidents in the state this year has gone up to 102. While 76 people have died due to the deluge, 26 others have been killed in landslides, PTI reported. (Anupam Nath / AP)

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A woman and child take shelter at a temporary structure near their submerged house along the river Brahmaputra in Morigaon district, Assam on July 16. Dhubri is the worst hit district with over 8.72 lakh people affected, followed by Barpeta with more than 4.78 lakh people and Goalpara with around 4.28 lakh people. (Anupam Nath / AP)

A woman and child take shelter at a temporary structure near their submerged house along the river Brahmaputra in Morigaon district, Assam on July 16. Dhubri is the worst hit district with over 8.72 lakh people affected, followed by Barpeta with more than 4.78 lakh people and Goalpara with around 4.28 lakh people. (Anupam Nath / AP)

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A one horned rhinoceros and a calf wade through flood water at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam on July 16. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin on July 16 said 105 camps out of 223 at the Kaziranga National Park and 24 out of 25 camps at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary have been affected by the deluge, PTI reported. (Anupam Nath / AP)

A one horned rhinoceros and a calf wade through flood water at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam on July 16. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin on July 16 said 105 camps out of 223 at the Kaziranga National Park and 24 out of 25 camps at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary have been affected by the deluge, PTI reported. (Anupam Nath / AP)

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A herd of elephants take shelter on higher ground following flooding in the low-lying areas of Kaziranga National Park, in Nagaon district on July 13. The inundation has so far claimed the lives of 76 animals, while 121 others have been rescued in the Kaziranga National Park, the ASDMA bulletin said. (PTI)

A herd of elephants take shelter on higher ground following flooding in the low-lying areas of Kaziranga National Park, in Nagaon district on July 13. The inundation has so far claimed the lives of 76 animals, while 121 others have been rescued in the Kaziranga National Park, the ASDMA bulletin said. (PTI)

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal during his visit to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation in Borjuri village near the flood-affected Kaziranga National Park on July 16. Sonowal visited the submerged areas of the Kaziranga National Park via Mora Difalu river under Bagori Range and took stock of the animals there. (ANI)

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal during his visit to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation in Borjuri village near the flood-affected Kaziranga National Park on July 16. Sonowal visited the submerged areas of the Kaziranga National Park via Mora Difalu river under Bagori Range and took stock of the animals there. (ANI)

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A herd of wild elephants crosses a National Highway by the flood affected Kaziranga National Park on July 16. In view of animals crossing over to the hills of Karbi Anglong district during floods, Sonowal has directed the administration to take all necessary measures to ensure their protection and safe return once flood water recedes. (AFP)

A herd of wild elephants crosses a National Highway by the flood affected Kaziranga National Park on July 16. In view of animals crossing over to the hills of Karbi Anglong district during floods, Sonowal has directed the administration to take all necessary measures to ensure their protection and safe return once flood water recedes. (AFP)

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Villagers relocate to a safer place from the flooded area of Hatisela in Kamrup district on July 14. 3,218 villages are under water and 131,368.27 hectares of crop areas have been damaged across Assam as of July 16, the ASDMA has said. (PTI)

Villagers relocate to a safer place from the flooded area of Hatisela in Kamrup district on July 14. 3,218 villages are under water and 131,368.27 hectares of crop areas have been damaged across Assam as of July 16, the ASDMA has said. (PTI)

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Clothes are hanged to dry in Jamlai High School flood relief camp in Kamrup district on July 17. According to an ASDMA bulletin on July 17, authorities are running relief camps and distribution centres across affected districts and over 51,000 uprooted are taking shelter in relief camps, HT reported. (ANI)

Clothes are hanged to dry in Jamlai High School flood relief camp in Kamrup district on July 17. According to an ASDMA bulletin on July 17, authorities are running relief camps and distribution centres across affected districts and over 51,000 uprooted are taking shelter in relief camps, HT reported. (ANI)

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